You know those moments when you discover technology and think the world will never be the same again? This is a moment.
I got corona, and suddenly the list of everything I had to get to before Christmas was way too long. Can AI fix what I don’t have time for?
I’ll give it a try. Because a new AI tool was launched last week, and it is available for free for the first time. ChatGPT service It retrieves information already on the Internet, and generates impressive coherent logic in answers to whatever you ask.
We’ve already seen funny “hand-drawn” pictures produced by artificial intelligence, which aren’t very useful to most of us. We’ve seen “deepfakes,” which are videos of people saying things they never said. At Aftenbladet we have bots that generate texts about housing, company results and football matches, it’s not particularly smart technology when we now see what AI can actually do.
ChatGPT gets us off the beaten track, though its capabilities are limited by the fact that it doesn’t know much about things that happened after 2021 – and it’s limited by your ability to ask questions. It only refers to the information it has, and does not check the facts.
Just fun – or useful for everyday life?
I wasn’t in a hurry, but with limited energy, the temptation was great: Can AI do the job, and I’ll be out?
My list looked like this:
1. Write an Aftenbladet seminal article on how artificial intelligence is changing our society.
2. Create a calendar that will give me suggestions for what the downhill gnome should do the next day.
3. Make a list of things I can give my friend for Christmas.
4. Write Christmas cards. The whole head is cotton, I can’t think of anything to write.
5. Come up with fairy tales that I can tell the six-year-old at the bedside (calendar gift).
6. Cheer on the 11-year-old who just lost a soccer game.
7. Do a quiz at the end of my training block.
8. Writing a work email and saying I can’t come to work because I’m not feeling well.
… and to check if you really need it at work:
9. Write a small news story in Aftenbladet about the weather in Stavanger.
Writing a seminal article for Aftenbladet on how artificial intelligence is changing our society.
Create a calendar that will give me suggestions for what the slope gnome should do the next day.
Make a list of things I can give my boyfriend for Christmas.
Write Christmas cards. The whole head is cotton, I can’t think of anything to write.
Come up with fairy tales that I can tell the six-year-old at the bedside (calendar gift).
Cheer on the 11-year-old who just lost a soccer game.
Create a test for the end of the training set.
Writing a work email and saying I can’t come to work because I’m not feeling well.
Write a short news story in Aftenbladet about the weather in Stavanger.
I am completely speechless.
The last time I tested the technology that changed the way home lives were in 2016. Since then the house has been filled with Google speakers that play the music we ask, turn on the lights we want, tell us who’s calling, it wakes us up in the morning and counts down when we bake. It’s very practical, but they don’t do much more than we expect, even if it’s fun when they arrive.
This is a new dimension. ChatGPT thinks for you, it molds itself beyond what you might expect. It has obvious weaknesses, it only reproduces an image of information that is already available on the Internet – this means that in certain requests it can introduce biases and phrases that you do not want. We may have a long line of practical and ethical issues ahead of us Especially for the school system. She already has Norwegian teachers are notified in a letter to Parliament.
Then there is what is clear from my little project: A chair has four legs, not two. The suggestions for the bully aren’t particularly creative—and the record offers no new reflections.
But for now, nine things that were too much for me to handle were resolved at a relatively low level for society. This is right in my head at the moment.
Thanks, backup intelligence.
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